Lustrum (Paperback)

Robert Harris

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Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an ambitious playboy. The stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes - are all interleaved to form this epic novel. Its narrator is Tiro, a slave who serves as confidential secretary to the wily, humane, complex Cicero. He knows all his master's secrets - a dangerous position to be in. From the discovery of a child's mutilated body, through judicial execution and a scandalous trial, to the brutal unleashing of the Roman mob, Lustrum is a study in the timeless enticements and horrors of power.


Product Details

  • Product code: AACKK
  • ISBN: 9780099406327
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.9cm x 13.2cm
  • Pages: 464
  • Publish date: Thu Jul 08 00:00:00 BST 2010
  • Book points: 7

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